Scientific Publications



Simon Swift

RCVS & European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

Head of Cardiology

Management of Cor Triatrium Dexter by Balloon Dilation in Three Dogs. M Stafford Johnson, M Martin, JV Giovanni, A Boswood, S Swift JSAP 2004 45 (1) 16 – 20

Efficacy and Safety of Pimobendan in Canine Heart Failure Caused by Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease. PJ Smith, A French, N Van Isreal, SGW Smith, S Swift, AJ Lee, J Dukes-McEwan, BM Corcoran. JSAP 2005 46 (3) 121 – 130

Immunoglobulin Deficiency in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels with Pneumocystosis in the UK. PJ Watson, P Wotton, J Eastwood, S Swift, B Jones, M Day JVIM 2006 20 (3) 523 – 527

Effects of Treatment Type on Vertebral Heart Size in Dogs with Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease  Wooley R, Smith P, Munro E, Smith S, Swift S et al Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 2007 (5) 43-48

Effects of Pimobendan or Benazepril Hydrochloride on Survival Times in Dogs with Congestive Heart Failure Caused by  Naturally Occurring Myxomatous Mitral Valve             Disease: The QUEST Study. J Haggstrom, A Boswood, M O’Grady, O Jons, S Smith, S Swift et al JVIM 2008 1 – 12

Implantable Loop Recorders: a Viable Diagnostic Tool in Veterinary Medicine. James R, Summerfield N, Loureiro J, Swift S and Dukes-McEwan J JSAP 2008 49 (11) 564 – 570

Canine Dynamic Left ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction: Assessment of Myocardial Function and Clinical Outcome.  J Loureiro, S Smith, S Fonfara, S Swift, R James and J Dukes-McEwan JSAP 2008 49 (11) 578 – 586

Aetiology and Outcome in 90 Cats Presenting with Dyspnoea in a Referral Population. Swift, S. Dukes-McEwan, J., Fonfara, S., Louriero, J.F. and Burrow, R. JSAP 2009 (50) 466-473

The Cardiac Biomarker NT-Pro-BNP is Increased in Dogs with Azotemia Rafan E, Loureiro J, dukes-McEwan J, Fonfara S, James R, Swift S et al JVIM 2009 (23) 1184-1189

Barium toxicosis in a dog Adams F, Noble PJM, Swift S, Higgins BM and Sieniawka CE JAVMA 2010 (237) 547-550

English Springer Spaniels with Significant Bradyarrhythmias – Presentation, Troponin I and Follow-up after Pacemaker Implantation Fonfara S, Loureiro J, Swift S et al JSAP 2010 (51) 155-161

Cardiac Troponin I as a marker for Severity and Prognosis of Cardiac Disease in Dogs Fonfara S, Louriero J, Swift S Vet Journal 2010 (184) 334-339

Balloon Valvuloplasty for Treatment of Pulmonic Stenosis in English Bulldogs with an Aberrant Coronary Artery Fonfara S, Martinez Periera Y, Swift S et al JVIM 2010 24 354-359

Hereditability of Premature Mitral Valve Disease in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Lewis T, Swift S Wooliams JA and Blott S Vet Journal 2011 (188) 73-76

Longitudinal analysis of quality of life, clinical radiographic, echocardiographic and laboratory variables in dogs with Myxomatous mitral valve disease receiving pimobendan or benazepril: the QUEST study J Haggstrom, A Boswood, M O’Grady, O Jons, S Smith, S Swift

Fabio Sarcinella

DVM MRCVS DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology)

RCVS & European Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

ECG of the Month.

Sarcinella F, Dukes-McEwan J, Bode EF, Santilli RA.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2020 May 1;256(9):984-988.

Effect of pimobendan on left atrial function in dogs with preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease.
Sarcinella F, Neves J, Maddox TW, Hodgkiss-Geere HM, Bode EF, Dukes-McEwan J. Open Vet J. 2020 Jan;9(4):375-383.

Patent ductus arteriousus and congestive heart failure in a cat.
Sarcinella F, Bode EF. Companion Animal. Vol. 24, No.3 2019

Feasibility and reproducibility of echocardiographic assessment of regional left atrial deformation and synchrony by tissue Doppler ultrasonographic imaging in healthy dogs.
Baron Toaldo M, Guglielmini C, Diana A, Sarcinella F, Cipone M. Am J Vet Res. 2014 Jan;75(1):59-66.

Siddharth Sudunagunta

BVetMed CertAVP(VC) AHEA DipECVIM-CA(Cardiology)

European & RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Cardiology

Sudunagunta S, Hamilton-Elliott J, Dukes-McEwan J – Mitral Valve Dysplasia in Eight English Springer Spaniels. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology (2021) 33;52-60

Tsikala K, Sudunagunta S, Mateos Panero M, Bode EF. ECG of the Month: Lidocaine Conversion of Atrial Fibrillation in a Dog. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (2021) 259(6);605-6

Sudunagunta S, Green D, Christley R, Dukes-McEwan J. The Prevalence of Pulmonary Hypertension in Cavalier King Charles Spaniels compared with other breeds with Myxomatous Mitral Valve Disease. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology (2019) 23;21-31

Borgeat K, Sudunagunta S, Kaye B, Stern J, Luis Fuentes V, Connolly D. Retrospective Evaluation of Moderate to Severe Pulmonary Hypertension in Dogs Naturally Infected with Angiostrongylus vasorum. Journal of Small Animal Practice (2015) 56(3);196-202, 2015

Swann J, Sudunagunta S, Covey H, English K, Hendricks A, Connolly D. Evaluation of Red Cell Distribution Width in Dogs with Pulmonary Hypertension. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology (2014) 16(4);227-235